ITANAGAR, July 6:The representatives of East Kameng district led by Kumar Waii
Minister RWD, Principal Adviser to Chief Minister Kameng Dolo, Parliamentary Secretaries
Karya Bagang, Mama Natung and Tapuk Taku today called on Chief Minister Nabam Tuki
to discuss developmental issues of the district. The unison move of the district
legislators came following the power and drinking water crisis hit the denizens of
Highlighting higher consumption of power supply required by the people, the legislators
appealed to the chief minister to introduce 132 KV power supply from Kupi in West
Kameng district. The meeting also focused on law and order problem and ongoing Trans
Arunachal Highway project in East Kameng. The representatives also drew the chief
minister’s attention towards the plight of government higher secondary school Bebo
colony school building which was allegedly set fire by miscreants recently.
Responding to the representation by the legislators, Tuki assured to look into the
matter and also said that he would cooperate and support the local MLAs in carrying
out developmental projects in the district.
SUMA condemns Behali attack
ITANAGAR, July 6: The Students' Union Movement of Arunachal Pradesh, Papum Pare District
Unit vehemently condemned yesterday’s Behali attack and urged the concerned authorities
to book the miscreant(s) and punish them as per law.
According to media report, three persons were allegedly shot at by miscreants at
Naharjan near Behali under Sonitpur district in Assam on July 5 morning. The persons
reportedly received critical injuries and were immediately shifted to Guwahati.
The SUMA unit in a release said “the culprits whether from Arunachal or Assam, they
must be punished and police must unearth the truth behind the incident.” The SUMA
unit also requested the Adivasis Students Union and other Assam based NGOs to cooperate
with police in finding out the culprits. While praying for early recovery of injured
persons, the SUMA stressed on maintaining peaceful co-existence of the people of
two neighbouring states.
AASSATA seeks regularization at one-go
ITANAGAR, July 6: The All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers’ Association (AASSATA)
has sought special package of one-go regularization of all the SSA teachers.
In its memorandum submitted to the minister of home affairs, GoI, Kiren Rijiju, it
reasoned, the regularization of all the SSA teachers starts from 1st September 2010
covering 5th DPC till March 3’2014 and till now only 282 ATs and 155 JTs have been
regularized so far. Many of us are now attaining 45 years and to complete regularization
of 6,430 SSA teachers (4408 AT and 2022 JT) it will take 6-7 decades.
AAPBSU suggests creation of home guard force with locals
ITANAGAR, July 6:The All Arunachal Pradesh Border Students’ Union (AAPBSU) has suggested
coming up with a home guard force involving local people of the border areas of the
state to secure the border.
In its memorandum submitted to the minister of state, home affairs, GoI, Kiren Rijiju,
it also demanded proper implementation of BADP schemes and creating schemes like
BADP in the remote villages situated along Assam-Arunachal boundary.
Citizens & family of late Bogo seek job on compassionate ground
ITANAGAR, July 6:After almost a month has passed with the unfortunate incident involving
APST bus hitting a roadside tree at Dhemaji on June 12 last which killed one Karmi
Bogo and injured many others, family members and senior citizens of Darak circle
have sought job on compassionate ground under APSTS for a family member of the deceased.
In its signed representation to the senior station superintendent, APSTS, West Siang,
Aalo, it also sought ex-gratia for the victim’s family, departmental enquiry into
the loss of amount of Rs 50,000 of late karmi Bogo, immediate release of relief amount
for medical treatment of the deceased’s wife Yajum Bogo who is undergoing treatment
at Naharlagun Hospital and termination of the driver of the unfortunate bus alleging
that he was drunk when the accident took place.
Centre accords priority on border area dev.: Rijiju
BJP vigilance panel to monitor development activities
ITANAGAR, July 6: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs and BJP MP Kiren Rijiju
has said that Central Govt will give priority on infrastructure development along
Indo-China international border in Arunachal Pradesh. Rijiju was addressing the high-level
meeting of the BJP at Hotel Donyi-Polo Ashoka here yesterday.
Briefing on the policy framework initiated by the BJP led NDA government under the
Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Arunachal Pradesh, Rijiju sought cooperation of
all section to get facelift development of the state.
The meeting took stock of Central and state level party coordination, formation
of seven working groups for liaisoning and maintaining coordination between Centre
and state for proper implementation of developmental schemes in the state besides
strategy to strengthen the party at all level.
Party MLAs and senior leaders including Opposition party leader Tamiyo Taga attended
State level monitoring and vigilance committee on developmental activities in the
state was also formed in the meeting with former MLA Tapen Siga as its chairman.
In his address, Tamiyo Taga called upon the house to protect and promote the party
ideology and maintain party discipline.
Presiding over the meeting, state BJP president Tai Tagak said the BJP led NDA Govt
will strengthen the spirit of federalism. The BJP will not forgive any indecency
and indiscipline in the party, Taga said while urging the party leaders to follow
the age-old convention of cooperative approach to strengthen the party. The State
BJP also submitted a memorandum to the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs on
various important issues.
Awareness on population stabilization a must, says CM
ITANAGAR, July 6: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has appealed all stakeholders to generate
a sense of awareness among the public on the need for population stabilization on
occasion of ‘World Population Day’ to be celebrated across the world on July 11 next.
The Chief Minister specifically called upon all elected representatives at all levels
– Members of Parliament, Members of the Legislative Assembly, Zilla Parishad Members,
Municipality Chairpersons and Members and Panchayat leaders to actively observe the
World Population Day in their respective jurisdictions and create mass awareness.
India’s population has crossed 121 crores and the 2011 census shows an alarming addition
of further 18 crores of population. India is the second most populous country in
the world and at the current rate of growth, the population of India is expected
to surpass that of China by the year 2028.
“It will be an uphill task on part of the Government and the people to achieve the
much cherished goal of stable population without generating mass awareness and active
participation of all stakeholders especially the elected representatives and government
agencies,” Tuki observed. He pointed that reproductive choice is one of the most
fundamental human rights and family planning, which helps freeing women from the
incessant cycle of pregnancy, breast-feeding and childcare, is a critical element
of reproductive health, women’s empowerment and economic development. Therefore,
he said, family planning is an integral part of the Government’s development agenda.
“Family planning can play a very effective role in the betterment of health of the
mother and child, apart from population stabilization,” the Chief Minister added.
The State Health and Family Welfare department, in collaboration with the Center,
will be holding series of events on the occasion to create awareness amongst the
World Population Day is annually observed on July 11 to reaffirm the human right
to plan for a family including gender equality, poverty and maternal health. It encourages
activities, events and information to help make this right a reality throughout the
AAPSU draws Rijiju attention on key issues
ITANAGAR, July 6: A team of All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) headed
by Toko Happy, vice president (protocol) and Suraj Tayam, finance secretary called
on Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju here yesterday evening and
submitted a three-point memorandum.
The memorandum includes the demands for expulsion of Chakma-Hajong refugees and foreign
nationals from the state, to find a permanent solution to the vexed Assam-Arunachal
boundary issue and ‘stapled’ Visa issue.
The AAPSU members briefed the MoS on their charter of demands and requested him to
personally take up the matter. They also urged upon the MoS to initiate steps for
beautification of Capital Complex by developing the infrastructures so that it reflects
the State as a whole.
After giving a patient hearing to the grievances of AAPSU members, Rijiju said, “The
bandh call observed by the Union is not bad because they don’t have any option. State
govt has failed to address their grievances which compelled the Union to go for such
The State govt should take up the issues raised by the AAPSU because it is ‘genuine’
and related to the welfare of students’ community and people of the state as whole.
Govt should address the ‘genuine’ demands of the state so that bandh calls and other
democratic movements are stopped in the state, he added.
Stating that bandh call is not appreciated because it hampers the developmental process,
Rijiju expressed shock over the incident which happened with the AAPSU president
recently. However, he advised the Union to take up the issue on a positive note for
the interest of state and its people.
Coming back to the memorandum, the MoS assured to look into the matters, the AAPSU
Bandh call declared illegal
IMC says no to bandh
ITANAGAR, July 6: The District Magistrate, Capital Complex has declared the proposed
36 hrs state-wide bandh call from July 9 as illegal within the territorial jurisdiction
of Itanagar Capital Complex.
The magistrate said that such bandh calls cause untold hardship and miseries to the
common man, particularly wage earners, business communities, patients besides creating
serious law & order problems and necessitating deployment of Police, Magistrates
and logistics, which involves huge government expenditure.
The magistrate directed the organization/s to abstain from any act that may affect
the right, liberty, safety or security of common citizens or that may cause disturbance
to public peace and tranquility. The magistrate also directed SP, Itanagar to take
all necessary preventive steps to ensure that no such “Bandh” takes place and if
anybody is found to be violating this order, action may be taken against them as
per provisions of Law.
The DM also prohibited carrying of weapons like dao, knife, khukari and licensed
firearms by any person(s) with them/ in their vehicles for a period of one week or
until further order for precautionary and preventive measures to stop misuse of such
weapons in the Capital Complex.
Meanwhile, Itanagar Municipal Council (IMC) today appealed to the All Arunachal Pradesh
Students Union (AAPSU) to reconsider its proposed 36 hours state-wide bandh call.
"Frequent bandh culture is a major setback to this underdeveloped state. The daily
wage earners whose families are surviving on daily wages are the worst sufferers.
It is experienced from the past that, the state has gained nothing out of such bandhs
and instead has been giving a wrong impact to the outsiders,' said IMC in a release
Strongly opposing the proposed AAPSU bandh IMC appealed to the organisations to opt
for alternative democratic movements such as dharna, hunger strike, protest march
etc at designated places.
KK legislators discuss developmental issues
ITANAGAR, July 6: All the four MLAs of Kurung Kumey district including Palin MLA
cum PHED Minister Takam Pario, Nyapin MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary for IPR &P
and Education Bamanag Felix, Tali MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary for Civil Supplies
and Consumer Affairs Markio Tado and Koloriang MLA Pani Taram on Friday converged
at Koloriang for district level coordination meeting of officers and elected leaders
of the district.
Presiding over the meeting, PHED Minister, Takam Pario, said consultation and good
faith among the officers and local leaders is central to development of the district.
We need to iron out misunderstanding and communication gap through discussions and
consult each other on schemes and plan things together, cooperate each other and
work together in unison to bring real development in the district, he said.
Stating that earlier one of the reasons for slow progress of the development work
of Kurung Kumey district was absence of Treasury and Bank as officers often come
down or stayed at Ziro for the official works, he said now both bank and Treasury
has been established and working smoothly at Koloriang and there should not be any
other reason for the officers to stay away from the place of posting-Koloriang.
Assuring that no political leader would interfere in the transfer and posting of
officer, he asked the officers to be sincere and dedicated and work for the people
of the district the by remaining in their respective posting places.
Clarifying to an issue raised by Lower Koloriang ZPM that MLAs often call officers
of the district to come down either to Itanagar or Ziro for official works, he clarified
that he had never asked any officer to come to Itanagar or Ziro rather he has been
insisting that officers should remain in their posting places. He advised the local
leaders to refrain from such blame games among the leaders besides advising other
legislators not to call officers to Itanagar or Ziro as it would hamper the development
process of the district.
To request from Koloriang MLA, Pani Taram, for drinking water system in Koloriang
Township, he advised the EE PHED, Koloriang to prepare a DPR for a major water supply
project to be taken up under NEC.
Pointing out that there has been many individual schemes for personal interest of
Panchayat leaders which has affected the development of the district, he asked the
officers and PR leaders to prefer common interest while proposing schemes.
Citing disparity in distribution of some central schemes in the district, he suggested
the Kurung Kumey Zilla Parishad to distribute central schemes equally to all the
Zilla /Anchal segments of the district for proper and equal development of all the
regions of the district.
Expressing his dismay over pathetic road condition of the district, Pario reminded
that the OC GREF in a meeting earlier held at Itanagar had assured to take up the
maintenance work particularly the road stretches under Palin, Sangram and Koloriang
township areas and asked the BRO to take it up on priority basis.
Taking part in the discussion, Nyapin MLA and Parliamentary Secretary for IPR and
Education, Bamang Felix pointed out that the sense of belongingness is lacking in
the local people of the district which has also a say in the slow development of
the district and advised the locals to feel that they belong to this district and
work for it. When everyone feels this is my district the systematic development will
come by its own, he added.
On statements of some officers that there are lots of problems like accommodation,
staff shortage etc, he asked them not to treat the problem as a problem as it will
create more problems rather it should be taken as a challenge and face it responsibly.
Dwelling on the problems and developmental issues of education sector he said Education
department really needs attention of the government. He requested the members not
to interfere in the development of infrastructure and transfer and posting of teachers
as a good education policy is in place and efforts are on to streamline it.
Citing instances of so many common people coming to the legislators for developmental
works, he opined that either our officers are too lazy and inactive that common
people have taken up themselves the developmental issues or our public are over-active
that they are interfering in the works of the officers. In both the cases the development
is hampered he said and asked the officers to have will power to work and change
the developmental scenario of the district.
Stating that there is a gross misunderstanding between the officers and Panchayat
leaders in regards to working sphere and jurisdiction, Felix requested the officers
and Panchayat leaders to have thorough ideas of their roles and responsibilities.
While speaking on bad road conditions of the district, he said there is a complaint
that some members of GREF are engaged in selling cement, diesel and iron rods meant
for construction of roads and bridges is rampant. He advised the GREF representatives
to check such indulgence to protect the image and dignity of the organization and
the motto of the organization is not hampered.
Kurung Kumey District has been in the news for all the wrong and negative reasons
and the outer world has begun to look upon us in that sense only. There is urgent
need to shed off the tag of under development and certain savory concepts attached
with the district, he added.
Markio Tado, Parliamentary Secretary for Civil Supply and consumer affairs said,
it’s a good beginning for the district, as all the representatives of the district
joined together for the first time after being elected and encouraged such meetings
in the future as well.
Taking serious note of some complaints of non-receipt of PDS items in some areas
of the district, he assured to streamline the PDS of the district and asked the DFCSO
to check lapses if any in the delivery of PDS items to all parts of the district.
Expressing his concern over the absence of officers at Koloriang, he requested them
to stay in the posting places and solve the developmental issues one by one together
through consultation and coordination with the local people and local leader.
On reported land shortage in the district Headquarter, he suggested that a mechanism
has to be developed to solve the land shortage problem of Koloriang, which will also
be helpful for other administrative Headquarters of the district. All officers should
work with transparency and consult the local leaders while proposing and executing
Apprising that his constituency lacks good drinking water supply system, he requested
PHE Minister for redressal of the remedies. Stating that local teachers are not regular
in their service, he requested the Education Parliamentary Secretary not to post
local teachers in their home villages/circles.
Koloriang MLA Pani Taram, While highlighting the poor Drinking water system of Koloriang
township and in particular of the Higher Sec.School and adjoining areas requested
the Minister to look into it in priority.
Drawing the attention of the Parliamentary Secretary for Education, he said local
teachers are in the habit of refraining from taking classes despite being in the
pay roll. The infrastructure of the higher secondary school established in 1963 and
upgraded to Secondary school in 1983 is in shambles requiring immediate renovation.
He also requested Parliamentary Secretary for IPR for immediate posting of DIPRO
with good PA system at Koloriang. Supply of PDS items need immediate streamlining
to reach PDS items to the far flung areas and requested the PS Civil Supply to streamline
the PDS in the district.
Citing issuance of NOCs for incomplete of infrastructure under NRHM, he asked the
DMO and other concerned officers not to issue NOCs for any incomplete infrastructures
Pointing out that several government lands already under occupation of govt department
have been recommended for allotment to the private individuals, he asked the DLRSO
not to recommend any land already occupied by the govt department offices to the
government in view of land shortage in the district Headquarter.
As an immediate and first outcome of the apex gathering, all the legislator of the
district assured to allocate Rs.10 lacs each for construction of good conference
hall in the district.
ZPC, Sangha Tagik, sought the support and guidance of all the legislators to the
developmental cause of Kurung Kumey District Headquarter- Koloriang. He said there
is a need of a new policy decision in the education sector by creating infrastructure
for the schools and accommodation for the teachers. He requested the legislators
to allow the PR leaders to work in the sphere of works which have been devolved to
the Panchayat Raj.
I/C DC, Cheechung Chukhu-expressing dismay over the way the developmental activities
are going on in the district said, no development can take place in the present conventional
trend. We need a pragmatic policy, new initiative with dynamic thinking to bring
in real development. Development works are going on, but it is useless unless it
is properly planned and implemented in true spirit by all the departments and the
district administration under the guidance of the legislators.
Highlighting, the absence of broad band internet network connectivity and defunct
NIC and very irregular mobile service in the district, virtually cutting off the
communication to outer world, district’s Superintendent of Police (SP), pointed out
that the district is lacking in 3Cs-communication network, connectivity and coordination.
BSNL need to upgrade the capacity or the authority should rope in other telecom service
provider. Roads and bridges need repair and maintenance besides opening a petrol
pump at Koloriang . Electricity service is very poor and irregular. Inter-department
and Intra-Department coordination is needed. In absence of all these the maintenance
of Law and order in the district is directly affected, added. Officers, Zilla Parishad
Members, Anchal Chairpersons of the district also took part in the discussions.
PPA demands for bringing Arunachal under Art 371 (a)
ITANAGAR, July 6: The People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) in a memorandum has urged
the Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju to take up with central government
the issue of bringing Arunachal Pradesh under Article 371 (a) of the Constitution
in order to protect the traditional ownership rights of Indigenous people of the
state over their natural resources.
Unlike other tribal states in North East, Arunachal Pradesh is not placed under Article
371 (a) for which the traditional ownership rights of indigenous tribes in the state
over their natural resources have been deprived. It also prevented them to sustainably
exploit their natural resources, which is a serious cause of concern, the party said
in its memorandum to the union minister.
Highlighting random singing of MOUs and MOAs by the successive state governments
without taking any consent from likely to be affected people, the party urged the
minister to review national hydro-power policy.
The party claimed that the National Hydro Power Policy was enacted without taking
into consideration of the indigenous dam affected people. Since Arunachal Pradesh
is protected under Inner Line Regulation Act (1873) a National Hydro Power Policy
may be amended in the interest of the indigenous people of the state, the party said.
The party also urged Rijiju to resolve the decades-old boundary disputes with Assam.
The frequent clashes between the people of both the States leading to loss of life
and property, frequent call of economic blockade and other acts of arsons are a matter
of great concern and hampering the development as well as peace in both the States,
the memorandum said, and requested the Union Minister to find out an amicable and
permanent solution to the vexed boundary issue.
Other demands included, re-opening of traditional border trade routes and trade points
with Tibet (China), Bhutan and Myanmar, construction of Trans-National Highway from
Arunachal Pradesh to Sri Rampur in West Bengal via Bhutan, identification and development
of few Free Trade Zones preferably in the foothills, special package for development
of horticulture, agriculture and other allied sectors, liberal economic packages
for development of tourism, construction two lane road connectivity to every corner
of the state and immediate construction of airport.
Felix conducts surprise visit to Koloriang School
ITANAGAR, July 6: Parliamentary Secretary for Education and IPR, Bamang Felix accompanied
by Koloriang MLA Pani Taram paid a surprise visit to Government Hr.Sec. School, Koloriang
on Friday and assessed the conditions of the school buildings and other infrastructures
besides interacting with the school authorities and faculty members.
He was shocked and moved to find the school building where he spent his early childhood
days as a primary school student in a very pathetic condition and partially collapsed
condition with broken walls, no furniture, no proper water supply system, lacking
teachers accommodation, shortage of subject teachers of science and mathematics,
library, science laboratory regular Principal and vice Principal .
Agreeing that the infrastructure of the school is not befitting of a higher secondary
school of a district headquarter, he advised the Koloriang MLA to take up the development
of infrastructure issue of the school through central schemes for which he assured
state’s matching share on priority.
While taking serious note of the absence of some local teachers, he also requested
the local MLA to assess the teachers’ attendance on monthly basis to ensure regular
presence of teachers in the station. He also directed the DDSE to make local arrangements
to post adequate subject teachers particularly for English, science and mathematics
Felix also told the EE PHED who was also present during the visit to take up water
supply system of the school on priority in consultation with the local MLA.
While enquiring about the wellbeing of the teachers who were present during his visit,
he suggested them to feel free to approach him any time for solving their problems
as their guardian and elder.
Upper Koloriang ZPM Chello Tagar, Lower Koloriang ZPM Nangram Niani and DDSE Tai
Tache also accompanied Felix during his visit to school.
Pario asks officers and PR leaders to work as a team
ITANAGAR, July 6: PHED and WS Minister Takam Pario, while addressing a coordination
meeting of Panchayat leaders and government officers of five administrative circles
of Yangte, Palin, Chambang, Tarak Langdi and Pania under Palin assembly constituency
at Palin on Friday said that there is an urgent need of coordinated effort from the
government officers and Panchayat leaders as team to streamline the development works
of Palin Assembly constituency.
If the blame game and complaint against each other among the officers and PR leaders
continues then the development work would be hampered and the area would be pushed
to the old days he said. Further he asked the Officers and Panchayat leaders to work
as a team to bring the required development to the area instead of blaming each other.
Our Panchayat leaders and general public need to cooperate with the officers in implementing
various schemes and sort out all the differences and confusions in the general interest.
Realizing the importance of health sector and considering its present scenario, the
Minister assured to take it up on priority particularly on supply of medicines, posting
of medical officers with support staff and development of infrastructure in all PHCs
Pointing out that there is variety of problems in the education sector be it appointments,
transfer and posting of teachers, timely disbursement of stipend and supply of mid-day
meal and development of infrastructure, he advised the Panchayat leaders to solve
the issues at their respective levels without compelling him to interfere. He re-iterated
that he would not interfere in the working spheres of Panchayat Raj but assured his
support and guidance in the sector.
In view of depleting environment and contamination of drinking water supply source,
he suggested the PR leaders to adopt a resolution to ban hunting and fishing in their
respective areas or all Panchayat leaders should jointly adopt a resolution to preserve
the flora and fauna of the area besides adopting resolutions to protect the catchment
areas of drinking water supply source, as un-protected water source could lead to
drying of water due to jhumming and felling of trees and contaminations. He also
asked the PR leaders to cooperate concerned departments like PHED and Power department
in revenue generation.
He also advised all officers to stay at their place of postings and help develop
the area as development can take place only when they stays and works in their respective
The region is best suited for horticulture, agriculture, fisheries and dairy development,
the general people has to be made aware of these potentials and asked the department
officers to bring awareness to the people in the sector. While appreciating the initiatives
and stand of ADC in streamlining civic amenities and planning of Palin Township,
he asked the locals and the PR leaders to cooperate and support the local administration
in implementing law and order and bringing civic amenities in Palin Town.
The Minister also suggested the PR leaders to conduct similar coordination meeting
at the all the Anchal and Gram levels so that every PR leaders knows his responsibilities
and streamline the development of their respective areas.
ADC, Pania, S. Lowang dwelt at length on the developmental issues of the areas. She
informed that there is an acute shortage of officers and support staff in all the
five administrative centre of Pania Sub-division which has slowed down the development
works of the area. Stating that the absence of accommodation and communication bottleneck
in the region is some the regions for their absence in their place of posting requested
the Minister to provide adequate facilities for the government employees.
Palin Anchal chairperson, Khyoda Rana, DDSE Tai Tache, EE, RWD,NL Kamin, SDAO Khyoda
Teri and other local officers and PR leaders also shared their views and placed
their grievances in the day-long coordination meeting .
Dree celebrated at Tezu & Aalo
ITANAGAR, July 6: Dree festival was celebrated with great pomp and gaiety at Tezu.
Local MLA Dr Mahest Chai and Dr BM Mishra, Deputy Commissioner Lohit District graced
the occasion. The welcome speech was delivered by Tasso Kobing, General Secretary
of Dree festival committee, Tezu. Dr Chai in his address appreciated the rich culture
and heritage of Apatani community. He also highlighted the unique agriculture practices
of the Apatanis, especially the paddy cum fish cultivation. Besides, he also expressed
his happiness over the nomination of Ziro as UNESCO world heritage site.
Deputy Commissioner in his speech stressed the need for preservation of indigenous
culture and to protect culture harmony. Chairman of the Dree festival Committee,
Tezu, Dr. Nani Rika deliberated brief mythology of Dree festival. It was followed
with many colourful culture events presented by Apatanis residing in Tezu. Besides,
culture troupes from other communities like Mishmis, Adis and Galos also participated
on the occasion.
AALO: The Dree festival was celebrated with traditional pomp and gaiety at Aalo yesterday.
Attending the occasion, Tabong Mibang, BJP Mandal President 32 Rumgong Assembly ST
said “our rich culture gives us a distinct identity. Most of our culture and folklores
are transmitted orally through the ages and intellectuals and younger generation
should put in effort to preserve it in written form for posterity. Religion and culture
are two different identities and all of us should take part in any tribal festival
of any community to encourage each other.”
Giving his Dree greeting to the Apatanis of West Siang, Yomgi Ori, ZPM said that
all festivals and festivities are alike and associated with fertility cult, prosperity
and general well being of all strata of people. Apatani community heralds a progressive
society, excelling in all fields and worth emulating by other tribes.
Welcoming the gathering, Tage Halley Chief Judicial Magistrate West Siang said that
effort should be made to integrate varied tribal culture through cultural exchanges
with message of a live and let live to propagate the message of goodwill and brotherhood
through festival. Milo Phusang, President and Er. Hage Nobin Secretary DFC also gave
their message and highlighted the mythological aspects of the festival and expressed
his gratitude to all for making the celebration a successful one.
The Apatani, Adi, Galo,Tagin, Donyi Polo Trust Committee presented attractive cultural
items on the occasion.
The Fashion Show, Hiirii Khanii, prize distribution, community and draw of Dree Lottery
were highlights of the day long programme. DIPROs
Abandoned porter track reopens after 30 years
KHONSA, July 6: The MLA of 56 Khonsa West Assembly constituency Tirong Aboh in collaboration
with RWD department and villagers of Dadam and Huakan yesterday reopened the porter
track between Huakan and Dadam villages which was virtually abandoned for nearly
The 8-KM foot track which was the main link between the two important villages of
Dadam area since time immemorial was discontinued for want of maintenance. The MLA
appealed the people of the two villages to continue the age-old system of conducting
traditional social service of clearing foot track without depending on the government
agencies for every little problem.
He said that community work was the most important gift of the ancestors which should
be upheld at any cost. He said that he was committed to addressing the pressing problems
of the people of his constituency. The MLA told the villagers that ‘self help is
the best help’ and asked the people to work hard for all round development of the
The Assam Rifles also rendered their invaluable services during the mass social service.
On the same day Tirap Deputy Commissioner Kamlesh Kumar Joshi convened an interactive
meeting in order to enable the newly elected MLA of Khonsa East Wanglam Sawin to
interact directly with the HoDs of various departments.
In his speech Sawin urged the HoDs to work with a missionary zeal in close coordination
with the district administration.
He admitted that being a first-timer he needed guidance and support from the officers
to execute the various government schemes effectively. He said that without the active
cooperation and support of the people and the officers he could do precious little.
The MLA said that whatever had happened in the past should be forgotten and that
a new era of development should be started afresh for which every individual will
have to work hard.
Earlier, DC in his address asked the HoDs to apprise the MLA on the various problems
of their departments so that the MLA would be enlightened.
On July 4, MLAs Tirong Aboh, Wanglam Sawin, Tirap DC and other public leaders inspected
the deteriorating Khonsa township roads and discussed on matters to improve the deplorable
road condition. Both the MLAs Tirong Aboh and Wanglam Sawin assured to take up all
round developmental activities in the district. DIPRO
Changlang-Dibrugarh new APST bus service introduced
CHANGLANG, July 6: The State Transport Department has introduced a new bus service
in between Changlang and Dibrugarh, Assam from today.
The bus was formally flagged off today by the State Transport Services, General Manager
Abu Tayeng at State Transport Station, Changlang in presence of the Deputy Commissioner
Chanchal Yadav, SP Vijay Kumar and all heads of offices and public.
The bus service will be available six days a week except Thursday which will be maintenance
Abu Tayeng while addressing the function informed that the department is committed
for revenue collection of more than 100 per cent target though 60 per cent of its
buses are too old and many of the buses are operated in an unproductive routes as
a part of public services. He urged upon the officers and staffs of the transport
department to work sincerely to win the public faith.
Responding to the request made by Changlang DC for introduction of a new bus service
from Changlang to Yatdam Circle headquarters and Changlang Hq to Bordumsa via Jairampur,
Tayeng ensured that he will look into the matter despite a meager fund in the department;
however, he suggested that local funds allotted may be an alternative.
Senior Station Superintendent, State Transport N Songthing said that Changlang-Dibrugarh
bus service was materialized due to the initiatives of the General Manager. While
expressing his gratefulness to the General Manager, Songthing requested him to fulfill
some of the necessity of the department which included posting of drivers and extension
of parking place in the premises of the station.
Assistant Superintendent, State Transport S Simai also spoke in the occasion.
Solar lanterns distributed
Meanwhile, in an another function, Labour Officer Changlang B Nyorak, Department
of Labour, distributed solar lanterns to the registered labourers under Arunachal
Pradesh Building and Other Construction Board at general ground Changlang today.
Nyorak who is also in-charge registering officer, deliberately explained the importance
of registering their names with the board and the benefits extended by the board
to labourers. He appealed them to encourage their fellow labourers to register their
names who have not yet registered. In total 350 labourers were distributed Solar
Multipurpose Cultural Hall
Changlang DC Chanchal Yadav today inaugurated a Multipurpose Cultural Hall here
The Cultural hall was constructed by the department of PWD, Changlang under SPA Fund
with the total expenditure of Rs. 90 Lakh.
Later, the DC attended a Cultural Week and Mega Youth Festival, organized by the
department of Art & Culture in the cultural hall and appreciated the cultural performance
of the students.
The Chairperson ZP Marina Kenglang, Superintendent of Police Vijay Kumar, heads of
offices, public leaders, teacher & students of various schools were present on the
Union Minister inaugurates Computer Education centre at AVN Pachin
ITANAGAR, July 6: Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju today inaugurated
a Computer Education Centre at Abotani Vidya Niketan (AVN), Pachin amidst a huge
gathering of Students, Parents and well wishers of the school.
Speaking on the occasion, Rijiju said that he has always been close to the Abotani
Vidya Niketan for its ideological foundation and academic excellence. He added that
even in bare scarcity of good infrastructure and link road for communication, the
school always kept its academic excellence high and wished that the newly attached
Computer Education Centre would further stimulate the growth of the school. Extending
his heartfelt gratitude to the public for voting in his favour, he stated that although
he is totally inexperienced as a Minister, he has dreams and drawings to make Arunachal
Pradesh a developed and vibrant state.
Tai Tagak, Chairman of the school and State President of the BJP who shared the dais
with the MoS for Home in the inaugural function extended his heartfelt gratitude
to the union Minister for prioritizing and visiting the school and said that the
school community in particular and the public of Arunachal Pradesh expect a lot from
the Minister in the path of development.
Tadar Kama, President, Arunachal Shiksha Vikas Samiti while welcoming the minister
submitted a 4-point memorandum and requested him to look into the grievances on priority.
Nabam Ruja, Secretary Arunachal Shiksha Vikas Samiti while extending the vote of
thanks gratefully remembered the earlier occasions of the visits of Kiren Rijiju
to the school and said that the school fraternity is greatly indebted to the Union
Minister for visiting the school on the first leg of his public program in the state
after becoming the minister.
Earlier, both the Mos and the State BJP president planted tree saplings in the school
TUFC to face Gora Makik SC in second semi-final
ITANAGAR, July 6: Todo United FC (TUFC) defeated Gangte Tugung SC (GTSC) by 2-1 in
the match no.16 of the ongoing 1st Takam Sharmila Gora Memorial Football Tournament
at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun today.
Needing a draw to enter the semi-final TUFC shot into lead 8th minute through a powerful
header from their recruit from Darjeeling (jersey 15) Ritesh Subha. The lead was
doubled by Tagio Raja in the 16th minute. Gangte Tugung came strongly after the lemon
break and reduced the margin in 61st minute through a powerful header by Nguri Kampo
(10). Gangte Tugung created numerous chances but it was TUFC goalkeeper Asif Ahmed
(21), another recruit from Darjeeling brilliant saves that denied many clear cut
chances. By this win Todo United FC make it to last four. They will face Gora Makik
SC in the second semi-final on July 8.
Organizing Chairman Takam Tallum Dado informed that the 2.90 KG trophy with 90 per
cent silver plate costs Rs 2.30 lakhs. It's a running trophy and team winning three
consecutive times will keep the trophy permanently.
Modi struck right note during his maiden visit to J & K
In his first visit to Jammu and Kashmir as prime minister, Narendra Modi has struck
the right note by saying that winning hearts through development is his government’s
aim. Considering that state is scheduled to go to polls in November, this is a prudent
way to reach out to the people of this long-troubled border state, holding out the
hope of better times. Apart from addressing Indian army jawans at Badami Bagh cantonment,
Modi flagged off a train between New Delhi and Katra, which is the base town for
the much-venerated Vaishno Devi shrine as part of linking Jammu and Kashmir with
the rest of India through the railways. Symbolic of his stress on development, he
also inaugurated a hydel project at Uri. By ignoring the separatists, who had given
a bandh call to protest his visit, Modi has given a clear message. His government
will make no compromise on security and there would be no let-up in ushering in economic
prosperity to the region through development of infrastructure.
His dual approach of security with development is expected to pay him political dividends.
Modi’s promise for the return of Kashmiri pundits who were forced to leave the state
in the wake of terrorist incidents and threats has already raised the spirits of
the Hindu minority. For too long Congress governments at the Centre have been playing
with the sentiments of the community while doing precious little to ensure conditions
for their safety and security. Under Modi’s dispensation, there is real hope. Modi’s
Kashmir policy is aimed at integrating the state into the national mainstream. He
has spoken about Article 370 though he is still testing the waters to see if he can
take the next step on the sensitive issue of tinkering with the special status for
Kashmir. By steering clear of political groups but making it a point to address the
troops, Modi’s message was subtle but effective—that he stands by the army and is
not one to appease or join issue with those who pose a threat to peace and tranquility.
----Readers Forum ----
An appeal to AAPSU
On behalf of the student communities of state, I would like to appeal AAPSU to postpone
the proposed 36 hour bandh call starting from 9th of this month. I would like to
inform that 9th July is the last date for submission of forms for admission into
post graduate course of Rajiv Gandhi University. Many students from various parts
of country are all preparing for PG admission. Proposed bandh call will seriously
hamper the process.
We are grateful to AAPSU for always fighting for cause of student communities in
particular and state in general. We understand that at present too AAPSU is pursuing
to fight for the sake of student communities. But situation is different now. We
have students gearing up for higher studies and many have to travel to various parts
of India to seek admission in professional colleges. Adding to our woes, alleged
shooting incident at Tarasso is starting to cause some problem as traffic movement
along NH-52 is being disrupted occasionally by anti-social elements of Assam. Therefore
keeping these facts in mind, I appeal AAPSU to reconsider their decision. AAPSU has
always sacrificed for students. This time also if they call off the bandh, they will
make another memorable sacrifice for students. We are begging AAPSU, please think
Tindro Tare, Naharlagun
Good time ahead for film makers of Arunachal
Through your esteemed column, I would like to highlight following successes and endeavor.
The winning of Rajat Kamal Award during 61st National Film Festival by film ‘CROSSING
BRIDGES’ has proved the success of an indigenous film maker like Sangey Norbu Thongdok
who hails from Sherdukpen Community of Rupa under West Kameng District. “RICH PRACTICE”
a documentary being directed by Marnya Doyum which has been selected by Mumbai International
Film Festival and screened recently at Itanagar and all the states of NE region is
another milestone for Arunachal. I would like to congratulate both Sangey and Marnya
for their success, which will surely inspire the budding film makers of this state.
Recently a Sherdukpen film titled “BESMEH” was released on 16th June 2014 at Rupa
which is very successful and its screening is still going. Film is reportedly pulling
large crowd in various localities of Rupa .It is produced by former minister DK
Thongdok and directed by veteran film maker DK Thungon .I do also congratulate both
producer and director.
A Monpa feature film title “Gyumrie” was released at Tawang by DC on 27th June 2014.Its
director is Tsangpa Norbu who is a successful film maker of Tawang District. Since
its release film is doing very well in Tawang.
Now, an Animation film titled “Tani v/s Halyanmikhii” on Apatani folk lore with computer
generated 2D characters in the form of semi cartoon has been released on the auspicious
occasion of Apatani Dree Festival. Film is in Apatani dialect with English sub title.
Nending Nampi Michi is the producer of this movie. Story has been penned by Tage
Richo and its character’s designing, background designing, animation & editing done
by Michi Tamang. He is an alumnus of Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematic, Andheri,
Mumbai from where he learned 3D animation, composition, visual effects and film making.
Each cartoon characters’ voices have been dubbed with different voices in Apatani
by the team. I wish every success to the budding and seasoned film makers of this
state for their future. Simultaneously I am thankful to the Department of IPR Govt.
of Arunachal Pradesh for organizing two film festivals in the state which has truly
inspired several budding and seasoned film makers. The recent Mumbai International
Film Festival held at Naharlagun too has inspired us a lot wherein Bamang Felix Parliamentary
Secretary for IPR assured us to promote film industry in the state.
Film Maker, Itanagar
Criminals should not be supported
Let's keep Arunachal clean and fight against the criminal and rapist. There should
not be any interference from family and society to deal with criminals who are minor
or U-18. I believe that person who can indulge in such activity should never be given
lenient just for being minor. Age doesn’t matter while dealing with criminals.
Today in our state crime against children and women is increasing day by day. Various
incidents of rape is being reported from Arunachal be it Likabali private school
case, Aroti Mize incident and now this fresh case of minor girl being gang raped
at Takilalung village near Pasighat by three youth.
Lastly, I would like to ask to the person, family or society who fights in favour
of criminal/rapist, what they will do if such unfortunate incident happens with their
sister and daughter? So I request them please feel the pain of victim and victim's
I am writing this letter because I found out that some people are helping criminal/rapist
forgetting that they are criminals and should be treated as criminal only.